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Empowering Data Insights: Oracle Analytics Cloud Transformed University Reporting

Quistor is the Oracle partner that provides cloud solutions in the UK through the OCRE framework. This framework allows you to access Coud services at discounted prices and with simplified procurement processes. One of the cloud services that Quistor offers is Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC), a powerful platform that lets you explore and visualise your […]

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GÉANT launches market consultation for upcoming ‘OCRE 2024’ tender

The OCRE cloud framework has been a successful initiative to provide cloud services to the research and education sector. GÉANT, in collaboration with NRENs including Jisc, is preparing the procurement for the next iteration of the framework, aiming to address the changing needs and challenges of the sector. GÉANT has published a Prior Information Notice […]

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OCRE Cloud Framework – projected UK savings pass £10 million

Framework performance The four-year pan-European Open Clouds for Research Environments Cloud Framework (OCRE) launched in January 2021, with the aim of accelerating the adoption of public cloud in the Research and Education community. Over 185 contracts have now been signed by UK institutions across a range of platforms, with projected savings to the sector in […]

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Assessment of coastline change over the last 38 years using satellite EO along Great Britain coast

This post is primarily for: IT managers and Researchers The British Geological Survey (BGS) Coasts and Estuaries team use innovative 4D simulation models and cost-effective monitoring approaches to quantitatively assess the effects of different adaptation options against coastal flooding and coastal erosion with an emphasis in the transition from traditional grey engineering to more green […]

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Scalability made easy – exploring the regenerative power of animal cells thanks to OCRE’s cloud vouchers

This post is primarily for: IT managers and Researchers A research team at Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, conducts research on how animals can regenerate parts of their bodies after injury. The project focuses on the regenerative power of the cells of different species of worms, using single-cell sequencing techniques. The […]

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OCRE’s experience through researchers’ eyes

The OCRE Cloud Framework was created by the Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project consortium, which is led by GÉANT and forms part of the wider OCRE project. It is an OJEU-compliant procurement framework, enabling our members and customers to buy public cloud more easily and cost-effectively. Available under the framework are a wide […]

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Jisc Public Cloud Survey

Fifteen months since the launch of the OCRE Cloud Framework, we’ve passed the one hundered call-off contracts milestone, signed with the suppliers on the framework. The projected saving to the sector so far is more than £8M over the term of the framework. In order for us to understand our members requirements to better support […]

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OCRE funding opportunities for research projects

The OCRE Cloud Framework was launched at the beginning of 2021. It is an OJEU-compliant procurement framework, created by GÉANT and forms part of the wider Open Clouds for Research Environments (OCRE) project. It provides a more efficient way to buy public cloud services for education and research. To encourage the adoption of the OCRE […]

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OCRE Cloud Framework – one year on

The OCRE (Open Clouds for Research Environments) Cloud Framework was launched a year ago, with the aim of accelerating cloud service adoption by bringing together the research and education community with providers, via ready-to-use service agreements. The first twelve months of the framework have been a great success in the UK, with over 150 expressions […]

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Oracle Cloud Advanced Research Computing

Research is data-driven and access to computational resources and the ability to collaborate is critical to research success in the modern era. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is a deep and broad suite of cloud services that enable researchers to build and run a wide range of applications—including open source—in a scalable, secure, highly available, and […]